Ulrike Meier, MBA
What do you bring to Deallus and clients that is unique?
Having been in consulting for three decades now, with a very dynamic portfolio of clients, I think I have a good sense of what it takes to really serve your client. So, I very much enjoy passing this knowledge on and training the Deallus staff on building client relationships and eventually managing by influence.
I also play a role in creating an environment within Deallus where consultants feel they can grow and shape their personal development. I love to help people shift their mindsets and open up to new learnings. The principle of ‘ownership’ is key to this: owning what you do at Deallus has a real impact on motivation, and directly reflects on how you interact with your client. I love hearing the success stories when all of this has ‘clicked’ for them, so to speak.
Background and experience
20+ years consulting in Strategic and Operations, including five years at McKinsey working across pharmaceutical and media industries
Founding member and lecturer, Hamburg Media School
Founder and CEO, Meier Consulting
Drives non-profit engagements in homeless and refugee work locally (Berlin)
Life outside of work
I’m a giver by nature and I spend much of my time with people who I believe I can help. On one day I will accompany a refugee woman to her legal hearing to give her emotional support. On another I will help writing a meaningful resume for an unaccompanied minor in search of an apprenticeship. In winter, I manage a homeless shelter… It is all about putting my strengths at the service of the needy. And I benefit from it, too – meeting people with such diverse backgrounds helps me keep a realistic and humble perspective on life.